Men. Read this. Stop derailing the conversation.

Guys. Read this. #NotAllMen: How Not to Derail Discussions of Women’s Issues http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/05/27/not_all_men_how_discussing_women_s_issues_gets_derailed.html via @BadAstronomer

Violence against women is a real issue. Nobody is saying all men are bad. The point is women live in fear of being injured by men. It’s a real problem.

So stop trying to hijack the conversation and start helping.

I’m missing 5,998,000 campus rapes?

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It’s International Women’s Day March 8.

I’ve been working on a technology initiative to disrupt rape on college campuses. The numbers are staggering: 1 in 5 daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts are sexually assaulted while attending college in the United States.

So, I just pulled the national statistics from the Justice department by college. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/182369.pdf

I knew there was an underreporting problem, but that’s a gross understatement. According to the official campus reported statistics, there were about 2,000 sexual assaults nationally out of a population of 56 Million students.

Over 30 Million female coeds and around 2,000 reported. Hmmm? I’ve got some work to do. There appears to be a gap of about 5,998,000 missing reports.

In the interim, Guys…respect women.